Entries by Bella Terra

Has It Really Been A Year Already?

Happy Anniversary Bella Terra! It’s hard to believe but this month we are celebrating Bella Terra’s one year anniversary in Ashland. And a great year it has been! The beginning of July last year found us busy printing price tags, putting the finishing touches on our displays and arranging jewelry in the show cases. We […]

Why Jewelry?

Jewelry is more than just a decorative fashion item; it has held a distinctive and valuable place in human evolution throughout history. Jewelry has always been a part of human culture. From the time our ancestors started using tools, they produced jewelry from stones, feathers, plants, bones, shells, wood, and natural glass.  Items that were […]

Meet Our Newest Artists

Rex and I are always on the lookout to add new artisans to the Bella Terra family.  We are excited to introduce the works of three talented ladies whose jewelry has joined our collection. Zina Sterling Silver Zina Sherman, the owner/designer for Zina Sterling Silver has been a member of the fine jewelry industry for […]

Aquamarine, the Mermaid Gem

The gem of the sea, Aquamarine derives its name from “sea water.”  The reference is obvious: aqua sparkles like the sea in a color that most often ranges from pale to medium blue, often with a slight hint of green.  Legends say that it is the treasure of mermaids, and the gem of Neptune, with […]

Garnet, a Gem for Everyone

Garnets have been widely known and used for thousands of years.  Even Noah, it is reported, used a lantern made from garnet in order to safely steer his Ark through the darkness of the night.  Garnets are found in jewelry from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. Many courageous discoverers and travelers wore garnets for […]

A Recipe For A Wonderful Holiday

The holiday season is in full swing. Lights are going up, trees are being decorated and festivities shared with family and friends are on our minds. We are rekindling bonds, renewing traditions, and reminiscing about holiday seasons past. We are also connecting new experiences into magical new memories. Incorporating a special new recipe into your […]

Bella Terra Fine Jewelry: A Season of Thanks Giving

Officially Thanksgiving takes place on the last Thursday of November as proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.  Prior to Lincoln setting one date for the Nation, Thanksgiving celebrations were popular but were not nationwide and the date varied from place to place.   Lincoln’s hope, during a time of war and hardship, was to create […]

Bella Terra Fine Jewelry – A Gemstone for Every Month

The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone’s healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the […]

Thank You Ashland

As the owners of Ashland’s newest jewelry gallery, we want to thank everyone, locals and visitors alike, who have been so supportive. Since our opening earlier last month, hundreds of well wishers have ventured through our doors with friendly smiles and sincere words of welcome. We can not count the number of people who have […]